Abdullah Bin Anis, An Uncelebrated Physician of the 7th Century

Document Type: Original Article


1 Faculty of Psychology and Social Science, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Affiliation: Institute of History of Medicine, Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 School of Traditional Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


One well-cited assertion in the literature is a lack of data about health,physicians and their lives in Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century, whichis expected due to deficiency of original resources from that time.Previous studies identified only three physicians without remarkabledata about their lives. This article introduces Abdullah bin Anis, a newphysician who was unknown previously and presented novel informationabout medicine and its practice in Prophet Muhammad’s time (ca609).